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Mr. James Edward "Jim" Lomax, age 92 of Azle, Texas and formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life on Monday, March 5, 2018 in Azle, Texas. Jim was a Blytheville resident most of his life until the last few years after relocating to Azle to be close to family.. Born in Paulding, Missouri to William Andrew and Effie Hendrixson Lomax Jim was the last surviving child of 12 children. Preceding Jim in death was 3 brothers, Orville Lomax, W. A. Lomax, and Charles Lomax; 8 sisters, Myrtle Burke, Millie Dunehew, Sydney Wilson, Oma McWherter, Betty Jewel Smith, Thelma Lomax, Nellie Lomax and Orene Lomax Perez, his precious love of his life and wife of 47 years, Martha Laverne "Sue" Allensworth Lomax and his son, Glenn Lomax.
Jim was retired from Union Carbide Viskase Corp. in Osceola, Arkansas. Jim was a longtime member of Bethany Baptist Church where he served as deacon and Bible Study teacher. A dedicated Christian for much of his adult life, Jim was very quick to share his testimony how God had saved him and set him on a wondrous path of becoming an individual whose love for Christ and mankind would guide him to help others he came in contact with. He was a kind, loving and giving man who lived a life trying to be a reflection of Christ for all to see. He loved his family without any reservations' and always was there for them no matter what. Jim also loved the outdoors, especially fishing. He was also one to share his bounty of fish and would hold fish fry's at church. He and Sue loved to fellowship with others from church and they would often share his fish at home. Jim also loved to sit with friends and do his favorite pastime, "Drink Coffee". If you couldn't sit and have a cup he would tell you to drop by anytime and he would have a pot on for you. He was great working with his hands. There wasn't a lawnmower that he could not fix. Jims' unique ability to fix things helped him to rig a stainless steel coffee cup to his wheelchair so he could take his coffee with him.
Jim is survived by his children; Linda and David Murphy of Azle, Texas, Johnny and Jamee Holifield and Darrell and Kim Holifield both of Chapin, South Carolina; Daughter-in- law Debbie Lomax (wife of Glenn) of Cape Girardeau; grandchildren, Rachel (Robert) Sanders, Jon (Lindsay) Holifield, Christy (Paul) Bell, Pamela (Scott) Gore, Jason (Pam) Hutton, Anthony (Darlene) Hutton, Glenn Lomax, Jr., Greg (Pam) Holifield, Betsey (Scott) Weintraub, Ellen (Christian) Cambra, Jon Daryl (Tarra) Holifield, 23 great grandchildren and 6 great, great grandchildren. Jim also leaves behind several brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 11:00 am at Bethany Baptist Church in Gosnell, Arkansas with the Rev. Gary Hyde officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 am until 11:00 am also at the church with burial to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online to the family at www.cobbfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the Alzheimer's Society, the Bethany Baptist Church Building Fund or the Charity of Choice.

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Cobb Funeral Home
603 W. Main Street Blytheville, AR 72316
Tel. (870) 763-4431

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